Directing Biosynthesis online

12 - 13 April 2021


Introduction

Welcome

You are warmly invited to join us online in April 2021. The Directing Biosynthesis conference has been a key meeting in the biosynthetic research calendar for over a decade and is set to be a highlight in 2021 for the community of researchers interested in the biosynthesis of natural products.

Organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the 2021 conference will host some of the leading researchers from around the world. Networking and discussion are an important part of Directing Biosynthesis meetings and this remains true for the online forum.

The conference promises to be a great forum for established and early-career scientists, post-graduate students and industrial researchers to network with each other and build strong collaborations for the future.

On behalf of the organising committee, I look forward to welcoming you to our online conference.
 
Greg Challis University of Warwick
 

Themes

Directing Biosynthesis online will cover all aspects of microbial, plant and marine natural products research, including:
  • Natural product discovery
  • Genetics, enzymology and structural biology of natural product biosynthesis
  • Biosynthetic engineering and synthetic biology
  • Biological function and mechanism of action
  • Industrial applications of natural products and biosynthetic enzymes

Attendance

The Royal Society of Chemistry is keen to encourage and enable as many people as possible to attend our events, to benefit from the networking opportunities and the chance to hear talks from leaders in the field. If you would like to discuss accessibility, or have childcare, caring responsibilities or other care needs, please contact us to discuss your requirements so that we can enable your attendance. 

Speakers
Abstract Submission

Poster Abstracts

Submit your poster abstract before 1 March 2021. Posters will be on display throughout the meeting.

Additional Information

Authors will be notified of the outcome of the review process within about 4 weeks of the submission deadline. Interactive virtual posters will be displayed throughout the meeting, and time has been set aside for a dedicated poster session. Please ensure you provide the details of the presenting author when submitting an abstract for poster presentation.

Registration
Please read the registration information before registering.

Registration includes:
  • Attendance at the sessions
  • Access to view the online posters
  • Online networking opportunities with other registered delegates
  • A web copy of the abstract book
Catagory Registration fee
Member* £55
Non-member** £75
Student member* £25
Student non-member** £35

Prices above do not include VAT. This will be added during registration at the prevailing rate.

* If you are an Royal Society of Chemistry member and wish to register for this meeting, please select the member option on the online registration page. You will need to enter your membership number.

**For non-member registrants, affiliate membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry until the end of 2021, the affiliate membership application will be processed and commence once the registrant has attended the event.  


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Bursaries

Researcher Development Grant

If you are an RSC member and a PhD student or postdoctoral researcher based at a higher education or research institution you are eligible to apply for a Researcher Development Grant.

This grant can provide up to £250 towards activities that will develop your skills and experience as a researcher, which includes registration fees for virtual conferences.

Applications are processed monthly, with the deadline for each round being the last day of the month, and decisions being sent out by the 21st of the following month. Researcher Development Grants can be applied for in addition to Grants for Carers and Assistance Grants.

Grants for Carers

Grants for carers have been introduced following the Royal Society of Chemistry Breaking the barriers report where 78% of chemists working in UK academia felt that managing parenting and/or caring responsibilities has an impact on women’s retention and progression. This fund is not limited to women scientists and welcomes applications from anyone with caring responsibilities. These grants have been supported by The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Chemists’ Community Fund.

You can apply for up to a maximum of £1000/year to assist with additional financial costs that you incur for care usually provided by you whilst you attend a chemistry related meeting, conference or workshop or a professional development event.

Caring responsibilities are wide and varied, and so each application will be individually assessed, examples of applications that we will consider include:
  • paying for extra home help or nursing care for a dependent whilst you will not be present
  • additional medical/respite care for a dependent whilst you will not be present
  • travel expenses for a relative to travel with you to care for dependents whilst you attend a meeting or event
  • paying for extended hours with a care worker/childminder/play scheme to cover time when you will arrive home later than normal.
You are eligible to apply if: 
  • you are a chemist
  • you will incur additional caring expenses whilst attending a chemistry-related meeting, conference, event or workshop or a professional development event
  • you will use these funds to cover the cost of care that you usually provide 
  • you are based in the UK or Ireland or if not, you will normally have held three years RSC membership (past or current).
Sponsorship & exhibitors
A selection of sponsorship opportunities is available for companies who would like to promote their activities at Directing Biosynthesis online. 

If you would like more information about sponsoring Directing Biosynthesis VI , please contact the Commercial Sales Department at the Royal Society of Chemistry (solutions@rsc.org) 

We are very pleased to announce the following companies will be exhibiting at Directing Biosynthesis online: Sponsorship Menu
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